High School Dropout Rates
Statistics show that during the school year 2011-12 the number of dropouts fell to 14 from 33 in 2007-2008. A dramatic school bus initiative seems to be making a difference.
With its 9th ‘early-college’ opening this fall, Guilford County, N.C. leads the nation and has increased its high school graduation rates, boasting 100% this past school year.
High school graduation rates have continued to improve nationally with 12 states accounting for the majority of new graduates and two states showing double digit gains – Tennessee and New York.
A decade ago the Elementary and Secondary Schools Act was renamed No Child Left Behind. Looking back, well known educators share their perspectives in Education Week.